Heard the term SSD and not too sure what it is, SSD’s are a new type of hard drive. The technology is not brand new however it is only recently becoming more and more widely available and affordable, SSD stands for Solid State Hard Drive, it replaces the standard HDD hard drive.
Standard Hard Drives
The primary difference is HDD is the standard form of data storage it has been in use since the 70s/80, granted it has evolved over time, but in terms of PC technology it has fallen to the way side. A regular HDD contains a lot of moving parts to retain all your important PC data. This can be unreliable particularly in laptops which are being moved around frequently. If you drop it or damage there is a good chance you may very lose all the data on the HDD, especially the older the system you are using.